chapter  18
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An Astronomical Distance Determination Method Using Regression with Skew-Normal Errors

WithLaurent Eyer, Marc G. Genton

One of the most fundamental long-standing problems of Astronomy has been the evaluation of distances to celestial objects. It took 16 centuries of investigations and human ingenuity to replace, on observable grounds, the paradigm of a celestial sphere of fixed stars with a moving and deep cosmos.